Price: Rs.999Ratings: 80SPECS
- 0.86-inch OLED display
- Compatible with Android 4.3 or Above & iOS 7 or Above
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Up to 12 days of battery life
First impressionsBy no means does the Intex Fitrist looks like a cheap wearable device. It promises to offer a lot of functionality at such a low cost under INR 1,000. It’s the first wearable fitness band to be produced by Intex. The fact it doesn’t represent the brand Intex or any other imprints on the band makes it look simply neat. We had a few days to test the Fitrist band and whether or not it touched the sweet spot, is something we need to look at.
- Built and Display –
It comes with a 0.86 inch OLED Display without touchscreen. Exposure towards direct sunlight makes the band lose its visibility. It doesn’t support any form of gestures so if you expect the band to come to light or perform a task by moving your wrist, you’re mistaken it wouldn’t. It comes with a button that is meant to be used to perform tasks and check all activities. Although its body is made of plastic, the quality of the band is good. The strap is made of soft rubber and doesn’t hurt the wrist neither does it leave any imprints of the band on the wrist. While wearing the band, it doesn’t feel heavy on the wrist and gives it a very stylish look. It comes with a single button at the right end to perform actions on the band. There are three charging points at the rear of the band which needs to be charged by pinning it to the dock which is the charging connector. There are three stainless studs for the band to make it fit your wrist. The band is water resistant only to an extent which isn’t a disappointment neither did the band let us down in any way. The band is available under two variants white and dark blue.
- Performance –
The band is compatible with Android 4.3 and above/ iOS 7.0 and above. It makes use of Bluetooth 4.0 which is a means of connectivity to the device. All you need is an application known as Intex Fitrist which is easily found at Google Play store and App store. We did try to check if it’s water resistant and like we stated, it is to an extent. Then we checked how user friendly is the button. At the start it’s a little difficult to understand but then once you understand you get the hang of it. It switched well when the button was pressed and also controlled music through the band to play, pause and shuffle. We used the camera app from the band as well and clicked pics via the smartphone using the band to control it. The only drawback was connectivity, it keeps cutting off for some reason and you need to open the app to connect. Connecting over and over again was a task. While notifying about calls and texts, the band had a delay of just a few secs which is forgivable. The results on the band and app doesn’t match but the app is the one that provides accurate results. Apart from notifying about calls and texts, controlling the music player and camera from the phone, it also tracks activities like calories, distance and sleep. Rest assured it also features Anti Lost feature which needs to be activated from the app on the phone, so you don’t need to worry about the band being stolen or lost.VerdictIt isn’t the best in its range. At its price range, the functionality it offers and an OLED Display screen is something you need to make a note of. It goes onto direct competition with the MI Band and Micromax YU band. With a few drawbacks, we can be considerate about it and at price tag of Rs. 999, the Intex Fitrist is a very good buy. The wide range of functionality and OLED Display with a viewable screen at Rs.999 offers more than what you can get or pay for.Please leave your comments below about the fitness wearable Fitband as your comments will be posted on the mag.